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together a great deal on that. host: williams mcbride and seth hanlon, thank you for being on the "washington journal." the house is coming into session right now. they will be debating the feasible. -- visa bill. the clerk: the speaker's room, washington, d.c., november 29, 2012. i hereby appoint the honorable charles j. fleischmann to act as speaker pro tempore on this day. signed, john a. boehner, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the order of the house of january 17, 2012, the chair will now recognize members from lists submitted by the majority and minority leaders for morning hour debate. the chair will alternate recognition between the parties with each party limited to one hour and each member other than the majority and minority leaders and the minority whip limited to five minutes each, but in no event shall debate continue beyond 11:50 a.m. the chair will receive a message. the messenger: mr. speaker, a message from the senate. the secretary: mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: madam secretary. the secretary: i have b
and felled the mention of it five times in his diaries. the first was on the first day of office by william hurt -- heard, who asked him to raise the debt ceiling. i think he was inaugurated january 20. there were five immediate meetings to raise it. they told him the government would go out of business february 18. several senators flipped and held him a birthday party to celebrate they raised the debt ceiling, but byrd held out and got several military and upgrades in his state. playbook. can you comment on 1981? guest: i think what you are trying to say is they used that ceiling as leverage to force a budget deal. yes, that has been used in the past. raising the debt ceiling is very important. it seems difficult to understand why we're taking on more debt. the reality is you cannot get to lower deficits and reducing the debt unless we have some kind of budget agreement that starts to bring them the deficit long term. you do not want to play with the u.s. economy. not raising the debt ceiling can create all kinds of problems. it could potentially make the u.s. currency no longer the world
, a delegation of u.s. officials, including deputy secretary of state william burns, will be javeling to algiers to encourage the algerians to play a more active role in addressing the political and security problems in northern mali. secretary clinton was in algeria to discuss mali among other issues approximately a month ago. the third challenge in mali is terrorism. we are gravely concerned about the presence and activities of terrorists and extremist groups in northern mali. al qaeda in the islamic magrab, the movement for unity and jihad in west africa known as mujoa and other affiliated groups have exploited the political unrest created by the march coup and the northern rebellion to expand their safe havens in northern mali and to impose their ideology on local communities throughout the northern part of the country. while these tactics remain alien to the vast majority of the population in the affected areas, aqim and majoa have established at least temporary relationships with a number of groups in northern mali and currently control the key cities of timbuktu, and nidal. any attempt to
. speaker, william from humble, texas, wrote me this about tax increases and how it will affect him and his family. he says, it seems to me that too many of us are going to be hit with a big tax increase next year. i can't afford to pay any more taxes. my family lives paycheck to paycheck. we stand to lose everything we've worked for. stop taxes from going up. with obamacare and tax increases, i have a feeling my family has no chance to get ahead. tell me my grandchildren will have a good life? i don't see it. i can't sleep at night worrying about the condition this country is in. help hardworking people. mr. speaker, washington has a taxing problem and not a spending problem. because the power to tax is the power to destroy, and that's just the way it is i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from texas yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? without objection, the gentleman from new york is recognized for one minute. mr. higgins: history has shown that our country experiences robust economic growth when we invest in america and in ame
and if the white house and congress plan to extend it. after that, more about the payroll tax cut with william mcbride of the tax foundation and seth hanlin of the center for american progress. they'll discuss whether it should be extended and the impact on the current economy. plus your emails, phone calls and tweets. "washington journal," live, thursday, at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. tonight on c-span, several events looking at the tax hikes and budget cuts of the fiscal cliff and what may need to happen to reach a compromise between the white house and the congress. we'll show you discussions and comments from speaker boehner and representive larson of connecticut. >> washburne worked his way up, went to harvard, went to illinois, in galena. he arrived after a month's journey by ship, stagecoach, by train, arrived in this steam boat in this muddy mining town. boarded himself in a log cabin, established a law practice in a log cabin and slowly worked his way up and became a successful lawyer in galena and got involved politically, ran for congress, served eight terms and then befriended ab
, jasper williams, is the pastor. my last home safe event helped hundreds of homeowners temporarily lower their mortgage payments and i expect to help hundreds more after this weekend's event. the event is free and i hope georgians who need help will attend. for more information contact me at thank you. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from georgia yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey seek recognition? without objection, the gentleman from new jersey is recognized for one minute. mr. pallone: thank you, mr. speaker. the message from the american people is loud and clear. extend the middle class tax cuts now. republicans are holding hostage tax cuts for 98% of americans and 97% of small businesses to give more tax breaks to the wealthiest americans. and once again republicans playing politics with something that will help americans get back as we work to repair the damage that eight years of republican leadership created. democrats have a commonsense solution and we can't wait around any longer to let real proposals lan
service officer, william boudreau, worked in the state department operations center, which serves as a direct line of communications to all american missions. based on his service, boudreau is confident that alerts from benghazi were delivered to the white house during the attack. boudreau believes the following questions must be explained -- why the delay in labeling the attack as terrorism, why did they allow ambassador stevens go to benghazi? why did they refuse request to enhance security? the american people deserve answers to these questions. i appreciate the service of marty johnson, promoting snow bell address on its success. those reaching out to children who suffered a loss since september 11. in conclusion, god bless our troops and we will never forget the global war on terrorism. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from ohio rise? mr. kucinich: to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. kucinich: america's economic collapse was fed by wall street greed in the form of a $6 trillion housing bu
the late monsignor william kerr who served as laroche's president for 12 years. it was during his tenure that the college established the scholarship program for outstanding college-age men and women from conflict and post conflict nations such as rwanda and boss kneea. the i.n.s. -- bosnia. the institute allows students to receive an education at laroche college to study leadership and diplomacy in return for their agreement to return to their host country, home country, after graduation to help engage in the peace process and rebuild their nations. the institute successfully reflects the college's vision and mission to foster global citizenship. and that program over the years has created a bond with some of these countries, it is unlike any other institution of higher learning, in america. it has had students go through the program that have gone back to their home countries, that have very successfully become leaders in those countries and we are better off as a nation and as a global community because of their work and because of that program which initiated and continues at laroche
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